Sully's "Miracle on the Hudson" Plane on the Move

Sunday, Jun 5, 2011  |  Updated 3:35 PM PDT
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"Miracle" Plane on the Move

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** FOR USE AS DESIRED, PHOTOS OF THE DECADE ** FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, airline passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of a US Airways Airbus 320 jetliner that safely ditched in the frigid waters of the Hudson River in New York, after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines. (AP Photo/Steven Day, File)

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The plane whose safe landing on the Hudson River captivated the world has begun the trip to its final destination.

The splash landing happened in New York, but the event has a close place in the hearts of the Bay Area because its captain was a local man named "Sully" Sullenberger.

This weekend the US Airways jet rolled out of the northern New Jersey warehouse where it's been stored since January 2009.

The Airbus A320 was accompanied by a phalanx of police cars and film crews as it crossed the Passaic River from Harrison into Newark before heading southwest.

It's expected to take about a week to get to North Carolina, where it will be displayed at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.

The plane was bound for Charlotte from New York on Jan. 15, 2009, when it struck a flock of geese and lost engine power.

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas sat down with Sullenberger on the two year anniversary of that fateful day.

Below Sully explains how it changed his life forever.

View more videos at: http://www.nbcbayarea.com.

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